The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. Meraki - Cloud Managed Networks that Simply Work Centralized Cloud Management The Meraki dashboard enables secure monitoring and management of all of your mobile devices from anywhere in the world. Network Settings Deployment Define and deploy network settings such as wireless connectivity, security, and remote VPN access to all your managed devices at once. Device Location
How to screw learning with one simple belief This. Right here. Look at it. It’s a graph showing the performance of children after they’ve been praised for their intelligence (“you must be smart”) versus their effort (“you must have put a lot of effort into that”), and then given a series of hard problems to try to solve. The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning May 10, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you this excellent visual featuring the four pillars of flipped classroom, but before that here is a reminder of what flipped classroom is all about: Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction. While the instructional or teachable content is still available in class, however this content is mainly designed in such a way to be accessed outside class which is a great way for struggling students to learn at their own pace.
How to create an animated presentation in 5 easy steps You’ve probably seen one of these really cool flash animated presentations on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those animations….but you soon found out that it’s too expensive to have one made, and doing one yourself is just impossible because there is no tool out there that lets you do it….right? Well, you’re wrong! Now you can Do-It-Yourself! Once you have learned the five steps to “creating an awesome Powtoon”, you will be able to create your very own cool animated “presentation-cartoon” (Powtoon) using PowToon’s brand new online presentation software. Functionally it’s as easy as creating a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, but there are a few new things that you need to consider – (after you finished reading this article please refer to our video tutorial: How To Create A Product Demo Powtoon)
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7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students March 20, 2014 Feedback is an essential element in the teaching/learning process. Through feedback students get to know how they are doing in their learning and through it too teachers learn about the usefulness of their teaching strategies and what should or should not change. However, the power of feedback as a pedagogical aid resides in knowing when and how to provide it to learners. As Jam Chappuis argues, " effective feedback occurs during the learning, while there is still time to act on it."
Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats July 17, 2014The Six Thinking Hats is a book written by Edward de Bono in which he lays out a practical method that expands on the very simple concept of thinking. Since its publication a decade ago, several teachers and educators worldwide have adopted Edward's thinking approach with success. The Six Thinking Hats can be used with students in class to enhance their thinking and decision making skills. For De Bono intelligence is the potential of the human brain and thinking is the skill to tap into this potential. Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness. Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change. That makes it a most precious “app” today, in a world where everything is changing and so much is unknown. And yet, we don’t seem to value questioning as much as we should. For the most part, in our workplaces as well as our classrooms, it is the answers we reward -- while the questions are barely tolerated. To change that is easier said than done.
tttteaching The Great Whiteboard Relay Below is a mixed bag of ideas that have made my classroom buzz. Feel free to try, steal, change or chuck anything you like.